Thai filmmaker Banjong Pisanthanakun teams up with Korean director-turned-producer Na Hong-jin to produce one of the most anticipated supernatural movies titled “The Medium” (aka Rang-Zong). The film is coming to cinemas this July.
In this dream Thai-Korean collaboration, Pisanthanakun directs the film while South Korea’s Na Hong-jin has co-written and produced the film. Na is already known for directing films like The Chaser (2008), Yellow Sea (2010), and The Wailing (2016).
On the other hand, being one of the most well-known horror film directors in Thailand with films such as Shutter (2004), Alone (2007), and Pee Mak* (2013) to his credit, Pisanthanakun is used to box-office hits.
*2013 Thai supernatural romantic horror-comedy Pee Mak is Thailand’s highest-grossing film of all time.
Thai-Korean Horror Film ‘The Medium’ – WATCH THE TRAILER
Talking about the storyline of “The Medium,” it is a horrifying story of a shaman’s inheritance in the Isan region of Thailand. And what could be possessing a family member might not be the Goddess they thought it to be.
In the Asian region, particularly in Korea and Thailand, traditional shamans, or the practice of communicating with the spirit world have been common. Considering its cultural significance, stories based on shamans have been widely portrayed in films and literature, often with terrifying local backdrops or lores.
Looking at the plotline, we can expect yet another frightening supernatural story. Meanwhile, here is the first released poster of “The Medium” below.